balloon sail

any light loose sail
Hypernyms: ↑sail, ↑canvas, ↑canvass, ↑sheet

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: a large light sail (as a spinnaker) set in addition to or in place of an ordinary light sail especially by yachts in moderate weather

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any light, loose sail, as a jib or spinnaker, used by a yacht in light wind.

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balloon sail,
any one of various large, light sails used by yachts in light breezes, such as the balloon jib.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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